Tag: South Dakota

Iowa Corn on investment roadshow to support direct-ethanol fuel cells research

Iowa Corn on investment roadshow to support direct-ethanol fuel cells research

September 14, 2022 |

In South Dakota, the Mitchell Republic reports Iowa Corn is on a roadshow in the Dakotas as well as Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska and Kansas seeking investment from industry partners to support research into direct-ethanol fuel cells. The organization is looking for $600,000 to further work being currently done by the […]

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Farmers fighting against proposed imminent domain for Summit Carbon Solution’s pipeline

Farmers fighting against proposed imminent domain for Summit Carbon Solution’s pipeline

August 29, 2022 |

In South Dakota, AgWeb reports that dozens of farmers, including those who grow corn for ethanol production, are opposing the use of imminent domain for Summit Carbon Solution’s proposed carbon pipeline project that would transport CO2 emissions from ethanol plants across the Midwest into a single CCS project. They say that eminent domain should only […]

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Western Legacy Development wants biodiesel facility co-located with slaughterhouse

Western Legacy Development wants biodiesel facility co-located with slaughterhouse

July 4, 2022 |

In South Dakota, DRG News reports Western Legacy Development Corporation wants to build a biodiesel facility co-located with its planned beef and bison processing facility near Rapid City. Discussions are underway with multinational companies regarding potential offtake of would-be future biodiesel production. The facility would use tallow to produce the biodiesel, an offtake agreement for […]

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Chevron completes acquisition of Renewable Energy Group

Chevron completes acquisition of Renewable Energy Group

June 14, 2022 |

In South Dakota, Chevron Corporation completed its previously announced acquisition of Renewable Energy Group, Inc. following approval by REG stockholders. As part of the acquisition, Chevron Renewable Energy Group will be headquartered in Ames, Iowa. The team will focus on growing Chevron’s portfolio of lower carbon fuels and feedstocks. As one company, they are combining […]

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Process to turn food waste into sustainable hydrogen is licensed to energy company

Process to turn food waste into sustainable hydrogen is licensed to energy company

June 14, 2022 |

In South Dakota, the Purdue Research Foundation completed a licensing agreement with an international energy company for the commercialization of a new process discovered at Purdue University Northwest for the biological production of hydrogen from food waste. A second licensing agreement with a company in Indiana is under negotiation. This new process uses food waste […]

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ACE’s Carbon Intensity Calculator showcases ethanol’s ability to reach net-zero and net-negative GHGs

ACE’s Carbon Intensity Calculator showcases ethanol’s ability to reach net-zero and net-negative GHGs

June 13, 2022 |

In South Dakota, The American Coalition for Ethanol introduced a new carbon intensity (CI) calculator to help its members understand the carbon intensity (CI) of their farms and ethanol operations along with a simplified version of the tool to raise awareness about factors impacting the CI of ethanol.  Combined, these tools help illustrate corn ethanol’s […]

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Summit Carbon Solutions seeks South Dakota permitting extension

Summit Carbon Solutions seeks South Dakota permitting extension

May 11, 2022 |

In South Dakota, AgWeek reports that Summit Carbon Solutions has asked the state’s Public Utilities Commission for an extension for its permitting process to May 16, 2023, as opposed to the February 9, 2023, the date it would normally have to complete everything by based upon its original permitting application date. The PUC on Tuesday […]

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POET highlights 2021’s sustainability achievements

POET highlights 2021’s sustainability achievements

December 30, 2021 |

In South Dakota, a 40 percent increase in biofuel production capacity, an on-site solar farm and a company roadmap to net carbon neutrality highlighted a year focused on sustainability for POET, the world’s largest biofuel producer. “Every person, every business has a responsibility to keep moving our world toward sustainability,” POET Founder & CEO Jeff […]

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POET completes first solar farm

POET completes first solar farm

October 14, 2021 |

In South Dakota, POET announced the completion of its first POET Solar Farm, which will help power the company’s corporate headquarters in Sioux Falls and showcase its ability to construct similar projects for others. The solar farm’s completion comes in the wake of POET’s release of its inaugural sustainability report, in which the company pledged […]

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USDA invests $7.5M in South Dakota corn farmers for ethanol

USDA invests $7.5M in South Dakota corn farmers for ethanol

September 26, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the United States Department of Agriculture announced a $7.5 million investment in the American Coalition for Ethanol-led Regional Conservation Partnership Program project to secure farmers premier access to low carbon fuel standard markets based on their adoption of USDA climate-smart agricultural practices. ACE, together with RCPP partners South Dakota Corn Growers Association, […]

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